Let’s face it, for online and multiplayer gaming, headsets with mics are now as essential as the controllers are. They transport you into the game with immersive sound, and let you communicate with, or trash talk, with your opponents and teammates. There are a lot of models, brands, and types of wireless gaming headsets to choose from. This list will breakdown the 10 best wireless gaming headsets of 2018.
So what you should look for when buying a wireless gaming headset in 2018? For this guide we selected top 10 of the best wireless gaming headset on the market that all represent different price points, compatibly with PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Best Wireless Gaming Headsets 2018
|ASTRO Gaming A50||PlayStation 4 and PC||15 Hours|
|Turtle Beach Stealth 420X|
|Xbox One||15 hours|
|Turtle Beach Stealth 520||PS4 Pro, PS4,PS3||15 hours|
|PDP Afterglow AG 9+||Xbox One||16 hours|
|Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB||PC||16 hours|
| Xbox One, Xbox 360, |
PS3, PS4, PC
|Razer ManO’War||PC,PS4||14 hours|
|Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum |
|PS4, Xbox One ,PC||12 hours|
|Logitech G930||PC||10 hours|
|SteelSeries Siberia 800||PC,Mac PS3,PS4,|
1.Turtle Beach Stealth 420X – Best for Xbox One
If you walk into most gaming rooms, video game stores, or even tech companies, you will consistently see a logo of a little palm tree in various colors. This logo is that of Turtle beach, and they are known among avid gamers as one of the best makers of gaming headsets in the market. They make various models for PC, Xbox and PC gaming. For Xbox One we have included the Turtle Beach’s Stealth 420X+ Fully Wireless Gaming Headset.
This model is an update of Turtle Beach’s previous 420X model for Xbox One. It is made for out the box compatibly for Xbox, meaning you do not have to worry about purchasing any adapters or having any compatibly issues.
Turtle beach specializes in the gaming headphones industry, and one innovation that is included in the Stealth 420X+ is their “Superhuman Hearing” sound setting. Basically, this is a sound mode that was designed specifically for gaming in mind. It helps to enhance game specific sounds, like footsteps, point alerts, weapon reloads, etc. to help keep you immersed in the game and fully competitive, especially for multi-player games. This sound setting helps to enhance their already clear sound. Surprisingly, there is no surround sound option. The stereo sounds, works fine, but it’s somewhat of a letdown, considering surround sound would probably sound great combined with the “Superhuman Hearing” sound mode.
These headphones also come with an option of using preset EQ settings, or making your own mix through the equalizer. One common comment from customers is how well-engineered the sound quality is on this model of headphones. You can’t really get much better sound without spending a lot more money.
Keeping with Turtle Beach’s special attention to the video game experience, the mic on these headphones is engineered for clear transmission even in the middle of a loud gaming session. The sound from the mic is actually mixed in directly with the rest of the audio, so you are able to always hear yourself speak. You can also adjust the mic levels separate from the rest of the game audio as well.
In terms of build and design, it’s a pretty standard headset design. It’s black with some green accents, and made with a lightweight, yet durable plastic. For some, the lightweight plastic may feel a little too light, but the upside to that is they can stay on your head for longer periods of time without feeling uncomfortable.
- Good overall sound quality
- Clear audio from mic
- Super hearing sound mode for advanced gaming
- No surround sound option
2.ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming Headset
For gamers who are looking for the best sound technology on the market today for their PS4 games we have included the ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming Headset. This headset features an impressive list of advanced features; Dolby 7.1 surround sound, 5GHz wireless technology, high precision microphone and other features, this is definitely a luxury headset for the precision gamer. Sure, this quality comes at a price, at $300 these headsets are some of the more expensive out there, buy you certainly get your money’s worth.
When you first take them out the box, the first things you’ll notice is the light, yet sturdy feel on these headphones. The frame is constructed with a mix of aluminum- which adds durability without being too heavy, and high quality plastic for an overall build that is designed to last. They are always comfortable, the ear cups are light weight and padded with soft felt materials. They are also designed to be as pressure-less as possible meaning they don’t feel tight or pinching on your head. This is a plus if you wear glasses.
For wireless connectivity this operates on 5GHZ wireless technology. 5GHZ transmits data at a faster speed, is a less congested band than 2.4 GHZ. In other words, it is supposed to provide a more reliable and faster performing connection to your console so there are not dropped sounds or lag.
In terms of audio, the Dolby 7.1 surround sound really shines on these headphones. You can actually hear the bass and low end solidly, without any of the distortion issues that headsets sometimes have in this audio range. The sound mix across the board is solid, with lows, mids, and highs all coming through clearly. For in game performance, the Dolby surround sound technology allows for an immersive sound experience with ambient sounds, and sound effects projected accurately and vividly. These headsets also come with a fully controllable and customizable equalizer, so you can adjust the settings to get the exact sound you want.
The sound quality also extends to the microphone. Astro developed and tested their mic through professional eSports tournaments, so its mic is designed to minimize background noise. That way your teammates can hear you clearly, and you can hear them. The sound controls also help you adjust communication audio to your liking, so the sound of you or your roommates talking can be mixed out of the way if you’re in a game that doesn’t require much talking, or if the people your gaming with are just getting annoying!
For battery life this model advertises 15 hour batter life. You can charge these headphones by docking them in the wireless transmitter base that come with the headphones. You can also charge by connecting directly to a PC or laptop via micro USB port.
The bottom line, is that these are a pair of headphones built for maximum quality in terms of both build and audio. Sure there are cheaper models out there, but these are priced based on the level of design and quality of materials. These are actually some of the best rated wireless gaming headphones in the market period.
- 7.1 Dolby Headphone Surround Sound delivers an immersive audio experience
- Comfortable padded ear cups
- 15 hour battery that is easy to charge
- Durable but lightweight construction
- Noise reducing mic with sounds mixing controls
- Wireless connection can cause some sound interference with some models of 5GHZ wireless routers
3.Turtle Beach Stealth 520 – Best for PS4
Turtle Beach makes some of the best gaming headsets available. They tailor their designs specifically for the needs of gamers, which is how they have been able to earn their good reputation for usability and quality. The Stealth 520 is a new and improved version their popular 500p model. We think this is one of the best wireless gaming headsets for PS4 because of its mix of quality and affordability.
These headphones were built for long gaming sessions in mind, so they are lightweight and created for comfort and reliability. The ear cups and headbands are flexible and well padded. That way you can focus on your game, and not readjusting your headphones.
Just like its Xbox sister product, these have great sound along with the “Superhuman Hearing” sound mode. This sound mode is meant to enhance in game signifiers, and your opponent’s moves. The overall sound engine and audio processor delivers clear sound quality. One significant difference between this and the Stealth 520 for the PS4 and the 420X+, is that this model does have 7.1 Dolby surround sound. Combined with the powerful audio engine and the “Superhuman Hearing”, this creates a fully immersive 360 degree sound experience.
Turtle Beach clearly put a lot of effort into the audio performance of these headphones. In addition to all the features mentioned above, these headsets have two different sound modes built into its surround sound. The two modes are called Discreet and Matrixed. It can be a little difficult to describe sound, but basically with Matrixed all the audio is mixed in within one stream for a more direct sound (like you get with music), and with Discreet the sound is divided up into multiple channels for more of an ambient sound profile.
Like a lot of Turtle Beach headsets, this has a well preforming microphone. The sound is well mixed in so you can clearly hear yourself in the game audio. The mic has a good range, and it’s flexible, so you can put the mic in pretty much any position and it your voice will come through clearly. Also the mic is removable, so if you don’t need it all, it can be easily detached and then reattached.
Overall this is a well-designed upgrade to their already well performing series of gaming headsets for the PS4. They are priced at about $130, which is a about a mid-level price. You can tell more effort went into the audio, rather than the build quality, but they are a solid choice for a wireless gaming headset for your PS4.
- Good audio features and Superhuman hearing sound mode
- 7.1 Dolby surround sound
- Mic has no dead spots and works well in all its available positions
- Not the strongest build quality
4.PDP Afterglow AG 9+ best budget gaming headset for Xbox One
If you are on a budget and are looking for the best cheap Xbox one gaming headset, we recommend the PDP Afterglow AG 9+ Prismatic True Wireless Headset for Xbox One. At just 80 bucks, it offers all the features you are looking for in a wireless gaming head set at an affordable entry level price. Let’s take a closer look and see what you get in this wireless gaming headset.
Let’s start with the build quality. This headset has the easily identifiable Afterglow style: color changing LED lights under a clear plastic casing, with electronic circuitry visible. Some may like this look, and find it adds a certain cyber-punk style to the design. Others, may wish it was toned down, as the LED lights are bright, and the overall design is not exactly subtle.
So how they feel? Well the first thing you may notice is the heaviness of the ear cups. You can definitely feel them on your ear, and as result of the weight, it adds a feeling of tightness that can be a tad uncomfortable at first. A few adjustments to the headband can help, but like a lot of budget headsets, don’t expect a state-of-the-art ergonomic design. The plastic headband is stiff, but thankfully it is lined with soft mesh, which does help.
However, while the PDP Afterglow AG 9+ Prismatic True Wireless Headset may have a build quality that you would expect at a below 100 dollar price, its sound quality is surprisingly solid. The sound from the mic is clear, and many users have noted that other gamers are able to hear them easily with no issues.
It has two sound modes that you can use; one is called Pure Audio, and the other is Bass Boost. The Pure Audio delivers an even sound, with both low and high end coming in decently. The Bass Boost, does what it advertises; it adds power to the bass for a more pronounced low end sound experience. Sometimes the Bass Boost can cause some distortion, especially at higher volumes. The sounds works well with the mic, meaning you are able to hear both the game and your conversations distinctly at the same time.
One positive thing was the battery life of these headsets. It advertises a maximum of 16 hours, but realistically, if you are playing at high volumes, expect more like 12-14 hours. Still, this is actually better than some even higher priced headsets.
Overall, this is a decent sounding headset with wireless compatibility, a clear sounding mic, and good batteyr life. The plastic build quality, along with heavy feeling ear cups means this isn’t the most comfortable headset out there, but it still performs solidly, and priced at under 100 bucks, it’s a great pick if you are looking to game on a budget.
- Clear sound from mic
- Long battery life
- Can hear conversations during gameplay easily
- Low price for its features
- Less durable build quality
- Bass Boost sound mode can cause some sound distortion
- Heavy ear cups can be uncomfortable.
5.Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset
The world of wireless headsets has gotten a lot more competitive. Sure there are still high end models on the market like the ASTRO Gaming A50 we reviewed earlier, but this competition as benefited gamers. There are a ton of wireless gaming headsets available at the 100 dollar price point. Of course, these headsets will vary widely in quality and durability. One of the best wireless gaming headsets at the 100 price point is the Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset.
Let’s start off by talking about how this wireless headset looks. Its design is noteworthy because of its unique shapes. The ear cups have a diamond like shape (AKA kite shaped or quadrilateral shaped), and are maybe a bit smaller than the usual wireless headset, but they are comfortable and will fit most ears. Although this is lower on the price for wireless headsets, they didn’t sacrifice durability by making the whole thing out of cheap plastic. The headband is padded metal, and the ear cups are held by metal hinges. While one can certainly appreciate the efforts that went in creating a durable headset for hundred bucks, the down side is that these headphones are quite heavy. In fact, they are some of the heaviest wireless gaming headphones around.
The other downside to the design is that the headband is slightly angled, which for some may be more comfortable, but for others it may mean it moves around more on their heads. Still, that being said, there are enough adjustments options that they can be made to feel comfortable even for long gamming sessions.
Design aside, how does the Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset sound? When comparing it to other headphones in this price range, this headphone’s audio is certainly a contender. While the mid-range tones are probably the sound levels that come through the most, the overall audio quality is bright and clear. Sure, the bass may be slightly underpowered, but we appreciate the fact that they didn’t try and cover this with a cheap bass boost EQ. Even at high volumes the sound form these headphones are clear and undistorted.
So now that we’ve talked about sound, what about connectivity and battery life? The wireless connectivity is a reliable 2.4 GHZ connection with a range of up to 40 feet. The battery life can last an impressive 16 hours.
Overall these headphones are great for gamers looking to accomplish the goal of going wireless without spending too much money. The sound isn’t going to impress anyone who has had experience with higher end headsets, but then again the sound quality isn’t poor enough to distract from your gaming experience. The solid construction is plus, so we’ve induced this as an example of a $100 dollar gaming headset that can actually last you a long time.
- Sturdy and durable constriction
- Can be easily adjusted for comfort
- No sound distortion on higher volumes
- Long battery life
- Poor quality mic
- Headset is noticeably heavy
6.HAMSWAN Gaming Headset 2.4GHz – Best Wireless Gaming Headsets Under 100
So we have mentioned a few 100 dollar headphones on this list. And as we said before, the market has gotten quite competitive so there are now wireless gaming headsets at almost every budget. Generally, at or around 100 dollars is considered to be an entry level price for wireless gaming headsets. But there are a few wireless gaming headsets available for even less. So, for those really looking for the lowest price, we included the HAMSWAN Gaming Headset 2.4GHz Wireless Headphones on this list.
At just under $60, the HAMSWAN Gaming Headset is one of the lowest prices gaming headsets with wireless functionality around. You can’t really get much cheaper and still expect at least a moderate level of quality, unless of course you go for an old fashioned wired gaming headset. So let’s take a look at how this very low priced headset performs.
Let’s start with the good. These headsets have a wide range of compatibility. They work with PS3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and PC. Note that, for Xbox One, you will need a Microsoft Adapter or Kinect for it to work, but for most other systems it’s basically plug and play. The sound is on par with what you would expect a normal pair of headphones to sound like. Some users have found that they were overall surprised by the clarity of the sound for a headset at this price point. The mic is detachable, which can be a useful feature if you just want it out the way while you play solo. Or if you just want to listen to music. The 2.4 GHZ wireless connectivity is reliable, and accomplishes its goal of keeping you untethered from cords.
So while there are a lot of good points for this headset, there are of course some compromises you will make. The most obvious is the build quality. Simply put, these aren’t designed to last you a long time. They also are not the most comfortable, with ear cup padding that is a bit stiff. Then there are some issues with the mic. Users have reported that the sound will cut in and out and give that “robot voice” sound. Other users have noted that the mic sound simply isn’t loud enough, and that in game conversations can get easily drowned out.
Still, as mentioned before these headsets accomplish their goal of wireless compatibility with average quality audio. They are cheap but strong enough, that you can feel comfortable taking them on a road trip, or letting younger gamers use them. The fact that they are compatible with a lot of consoles and PC, makes them a good utilitarian choice for a headset.
- At just under $60 they are a great low price
- No major issues with sound quality
- Compatible with lots of consoles
- Mic is unreliable and not the best audio quality
- Stiff ear cup pads, and overall comfort issues
Razer is a popular and well-respected producer of gaming hardware, software, and all things gaming related. They make everything from keyboards, accessories, and even protective cases and apparel for gamers. However, they are surprisingly newer in the world of gaming headsets. Fans of Razer will be happy to hear that the company has created a serious contender to the word of wireless gaming headsets with the Razer ManO’War Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset.
For starters, they really made their mark with this design. They just look cool. They are also big. Part of the reason for its size is the extra wide headband. It also has thickly cushioned ear cups. Despite its size, they are still lightweight, so you don’t have to worry about feeling like you got too much weight sitting on your skull. The ear cups are really soft and feel like little pillows made for your ears. The Razer ManO’War can be argued to have the most comfortable ear cups around. The construction material is all plastic, which helps keep the weight down, but make them less durable. It would have been cool to have metal hinges or some sturdier reinforcement materials, but the construction is still solid enough.
The sound produced by these headphones is clear and bright. The bass may be a little subdued, but it’s not really noticeable during gameplay (it’s something you might notice when to bass heavy music like hip-hop). The mic reception is good too, and it has its own dedicated volume control. In fact, the ManO’War headset will give you a lot of control over sound. The EQ mixer is very responsive and customizable, so you can tweak until you get the sound you like.
It has latency free wireless connectivity, and a pretty good range of reception. To be more specific, it uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology. Battery life is 14 hours, even with heavy use. Its compatible with PS4 and PC but it won’t work with Xbox One.
So what’s the final verdict on these headsets? Well, some users may be put off by its size, but with its bigger build, it’s got some great comfort features. Sound and mic are solid, and so is its wireless technology. It’s priced at $160 which is about a mid-level price. Overall, Razer did an excellent job with this model of headphones
- Lots of cushion in the ear cups
- Long battery life
- Mic has dedicated volume control
- Large plastic design may be unappealing to some
Afterglow headphones are known for their colorful LED light displays built in. But they aren’t the only brand with this feature. The G933 Artemis Spectrum from Logitech, also features a stylish LED lighting display, that features set to just about any color and shade you could ever conceive. Best of all they work for both Xbox One and PS4. So besides their flashy style, what else do they offer?
For starters, one of these headset’s defining features is their 7.1 surround sound audio. This feature, can make headsets significantly more expensive than headphones that just use stereo. The Logitech G933 manages to include this feature and still keep the price at around $140 dollars. Basically what this surround sound technology does is give an immersive and realistic gaming experience. So, just like in real life, you hear sounds from the position they are intended to be in, like if you hear an explosion in the distance or footsteps right beside or behind you. There are also various other sound modes you can pick from as well. Overall these had clear sound, and good bass output.
While the audio and sound profile have been well received, but some users have noted that they simply cannot get the wide range of wireless coverage that this model advertises it can get. There have also been reports of the wireless connection being altogether unreliable, with frequent resets to the wireless transmitter needed. User experience will vary, but just in case, this does come with cords and inputs for a traditional wired connection.
Thankfully, this headset is easily compatible with the Xbox One, PC, and PS 3 and 4. It has programmable keys and customization options for enhanced ease of use with the gaming system of your choice. This is noteworthy, because headsets specifically designed for one console will typically not be compatible with other consoles at all.
Another positive note about these headphones is the comfort level. They feature soft padding that provides cushion and support without getting your head and ears too hot. The mic scores another point for having noise cancelling technology and being retractable and flexible. If you are looking for a headphone with style, and not a fan of Afterglow, then these are the headphones for you!
- Stylish design with LED light displays
- Comfortable materials provide support without overheating you
- Noise cancelling technology in mic
- Some issues with wireless connectivity have been reported.
9.Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 – Strong wireless range
If you are looking for a lower priced pair of Logitech wireless gaming headsets, or if you don’t care much for LED light displays, then the G930 model from Logitech might the wireless gaming headset for you. Priced at under $100 this is a smart choice if you are looking to game on a budget.
Overall the build quality is not as sturdy as the higher priced G933 model, but it’s still comfortable, and has some well thought out design features. One these features that has earned thumbs up from gamers, are the easy to reach volume and mute controls. In fact, all the important controls, including three fully customizable buttons that can be programmed to do exactly what you want them to, are all easily reachable in the left ear cup.
While it does feature 7.1 Surround Sound, the sound isn’t particularly robust especially when it comes to music. The game effects and noises do come through well, but its lack of a fully defined bass and low end will make the overall experience feel lacking. On the plus side however, the mic forms particular well, and many users where surprised at the high level of clarity in the voice audio.
As far as battery life goes, it features a 10 hour battery life, which is on the lower end of battery life as far as modern wireless gaming headsets go. However, the Logitech makes up for this in its wireless connectivity and compatibly with the PS4, Xbox one and PC. The wireless range is strong and reliable, and actually beats some of its higher priced competitors.
Overall the Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 is one of the best wireless gaming headsets you can get at under 100 dollars. It’s an entry level price, with high end quality features. In other words, you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck with this pair of headphones!
- Well-designed placement of audio controls
- Great wireless connectivity range and reliability
- Only 10 hour battery life
10.SteelSeries Siberia 840 -Wireless Bluetooth Gaming Headset
One of our goals with this list was to include a diversity of price ranges and features. At about $315, the SteelSeries Siberia 840 Wireless Gaming Headset is one of the higher priced models on this list. But it’s also one of the most consistently well reviewed and versatile headsets on the market anywhere.
It justifies its price with a whole series of luxury features, starting with its impressive design quality. The ear cups are made with premium leatherette and actually feature memory foam padding, making this one of the most comfortable headsets around. The headband is padded with soft breathable fabric, helping them stay comfortable and secure on you head.
One really unique feature about this model is the charging base station. While other headphones have docking stations that may have one or two minor controls built in, they are usually nothing more than a hunk of plastic you stick your headphones into when they need to charge. This is even true of the high priced models. However, the Siberia 840’s dock station is more than just a charging station; it’s a fully functional piece of hardware that allows you to control and tweak all your headphone’s features. It’s even equipped with an OLED display screen. For some, this alone may be the selling point of these headphones. It really is that cool.
Another newly introduced feature to this model of headphones is Bluetooth support so you can use these headphones with your smartphone. This helps to enhance the versatility of these headphones. They are already compatible with PC, PS 3 ,4 ,Xbox One , and Xbox 360. Now they work with Apple IOs Android, and even Windows phones.
Of course when it comes down to it, sound is perhaps the most important feature when rating headphones. These do have the fully immersive Dolby 7.1 surround sound system built in, but it feels a bit under powered. That’s not to say that the audio sounds weak -it has a full sound profile and solid bass tones- but some users have commented that there’s somewhat of a lack of power, even at high volume levels. This may have something to do with the fact that Dolby 7.1 is tricky to pull off in a headset speaker. Still overall the sound is clear and clean, and there isn’t any distortion issues.
Battery life on these headphones is one the longest in the industry. It can last as long as 20 hours. As if that weren’t enough time, they included a second rechargeable 20 hour ion battery that you can swap out while you are waiting for the other battery to charge. Wireless connectivity is solid, and has built in lag reducing technology for increased reliability.
So are all these features really necessary? Depends on your point of view. It’s a little like buying a luxury sports car. Maybe you don’t really need a Ferrari, but if you can afford it, it’s a cool thing to own!
- Very useful and well-designed docking hardware with OLED display
- Bluetooth support, and wide range of compatibly with consoles and operating systems
- Comes with 2 batteries capable of lasting 20 hours
- Memory Foam padding in the ear cups
- Some of the most expensive gaming heads sets on the market
- Overall audio can feel underpowered
Wireless Gaming Headset buyers guide
A wireless gaming headset can open up a whole new world of gaming immersion and interaction. But, like all advanced technologies, there’s a lot of features you have to be aware of when making your selection. Some features are more tangible like the construction and material quality, while some features ,like comfort and audio performance may be a bit more subjective. Let’s take a look at the key features and technologies found in the field of wireless gaming headsets.
Battery Life: Generally you will see most headsets advertising at around 12 or 14 hours of battery life. 10 hours is a lower number in terms of battery life, and some can even go high as 20 hours. Keep in mind that the battery life advertised is a close estimate based on the manufactures testing. Battery life will vary depending on things like how loud you keep the volume, how often you play, and etc.
Wireless Technology: All these headphones will use some sort wireless transmitter/ receiver that comes included. There are 2 bands of wireless receptions that a headset will use; they will use either 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz wireless technology. 5.0 GHz is supposed to be the faster and newer band. However, there currently aren’t a lot of models on the market using 5.0 GHz. Wireless range will also vary , with lower priced models usually having smaller ranges than higher priced gaming headsets.
Comfort: Headsets will vary on how much cushioning they have, and how ergonomically constructed there designs are. Truthfully, it’s a little hard to tell how comfortable a headset will be until you actually wear it. Look for a blend of durability and comfort. A good headsets should be solid enough to last long, but lightweight enough that it doesn’t feel like its adding pressure to your head. Also keep in mind that you will likely be wearing the headset hours at a time.
Compatibility with consoles/PC: Seems like an obvious thing to point out, but of course you want to make sure that the headphones you buy are compatible with the console you own. Be aware that if the model is advertised as running on a specific console it is very unlikely to be compatible with other consoles. So for example. If you buy a pair of heads for PS4, don’t expect them to work with your Xbox One, and vice versa.
Build Quality: Most gaming headsets are made of plastic, or at least have plastic as their main materials. Some, however, will feature things like steel or aluminum hinges and reinforcements. The quality of the plastic will vary from model to model, with some using lower end light plastic and others using heavy duty plastics.
Audio: This is where things start to get complicated. So we’ve divided this section into its own subsections:
Tone Levels: All headset models will have their own distinct sound to them. Mostly, however, it comes down to one main thing: bass. One thing you’ll notice is that users will either say there’s too much bass or not enough. Generally, you want to look for sound clarity. Keep in mind, that picking a headset for gaming is different than picking one for general music use.
Mic quality: This is one area where there is a wide range of obvious differences between models. It’s also one area where even a good gaming headset can really drop the ball. We made sure to select headsets with mics that work and sound good for this list, but be aware that there are some headsets with some pretty bad mics out there.
Surround Sound: You’ll see some headsets being advertised as having 7.1 Dolby surround sound. You may be wondering how surround sound is possible through a pair of headphones. After all the point of surround sound is audio through multiple speakers, and with headsets you technically only have 2. Well, what they mean when they advertise having 7.1 Dolby surround sound, is a simulation, or a replica, of the official surround sound experience. This is achieved through advanced audio technology. It’s a tricky thing to get right, and some lower end headphones would be better off if they just stuck with stereo, but if done right it creates a fully immersive sound experience that really makes you feel like you’re in the game.
EQ and Sound Modes: Headsets will often come with a number of preset sound modes. These are often aimed at enhancing some portion of the audio, and some headsets have distinct modes that are designed to work well with certain genres of games. Some may also have distinct modes for things like movies and music, for using the headphones for things besides games. Most, but not all, also come with a traditional sound equalizer so you can adjust the high, mid and low tones.
So before you buy just remember to do your research and consider what you personally want out of your pair or wireless gaming headsets.
Conclusion- Wrapping it up
If you are looking to buy a new wireless gaming headset, or replace a pair you already have, your timing couldn’t be better. The number of available wireless gaming headsets has exploded in recent years, and now in 2018, there are more choices than ever before. This competition has driven the price down, and while there are still high end models at the 200-300 price range, you can find solid quality at low price points. Our advice is, buy for the features you think will be the most useful for you. No matter what you are looking for, you can probably find it, since it’s a rapidly growing market. So grab you favorite video game, and get ready to connect with your gaming buddies. Happy gaming!